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Sweet Success for Lofty Pursuits On the surface, Lofty Pursuits in Tallahassee, Fla., looks like a soda fountain and ice cream shop, but its recent successes have pushed its candy brand, Public Displays of Confection, into the public eye. However, the business has roots in… Read More >

Duck Donuts Local, artisanal, and craft products seem to dominate the foodservice industry these days, but when it comes to doughnuts, many Americans have been left to debate about which corporate giant is superior: Dunkin’ Donuts or Krispy Kreme. Until now – because specialty doughnuts… Read More >

Customers Crave Custom Condiments If you make a habit of reading about emerging food trends, you may have noticed an oft-neglected part of the meal sneaking its way onto many prognosticators’ lists. Condiments have traditionally been an afterthought: Ketchup and mustard bought in bulk and… Read More >

Jennifer Dyer’s Foodservice Full Circle When you order a dozen at Courthouse Donuts in downtown Sevierville in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, you’ll get a box of 131⁄2 doughnuts. That’s 12 for the jury, one for the judge, and the half because you have… Read More >

Trucks of Thanksgiving As my family has gathered at various houses for Thanksgiving throughout the years, the homemade dishes have changed, but one thing has always stayed the same: at least a couple sides always came from Wade’s Restaurant. A staple of Spartanburg, S.C., for… Read More >

Cook, Hold, and Prosper Gone are the days when chefs had no choice but to prepare each entree to order, struggling to keep up with the demand for a nightly special or lunch deal. From prepping burgers and prime rib to poaching eggs and baking… Read More >